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Hockey: Long Sutton Ladies beat St Ives 2nds and Gittins twins shine to keep improving on first half of season




LSHC Ladies 6 St Ives 2nds 0

Sutton keep improving on the first half of the season, when they had beaten St Ives, and move up to third in the table.

Playing a team lower in the league can sometimes bring about complacency, but Sutton took an early lead.

Peele Leisure Centre - ladies hockey Long Sutton recent game v Spalding. Spalding goalie in white stripes.
Peele Leisure Centre - ladies hockey Long Sutton recent game v Spalding. Spalding goalie in white stripes.

Fine interplay between the Gittins twins set up a goal for the less prolific of the two, Emmy. St Ives were unable to trouble the defence, which had been forced into a change with usual left back, Lauren Cooper, watching from a wheelchair on the sideline.

The second goal was scored by Connie Gittins. The second half was a bit of a spectator sport for the Sutton defence. St Ives won only one short corner all game. The game was being dominated by the Sutton midfield of Dodd, Gittins and Collingwood-Smith, with Parr pushing forward. Four goals were added, with a further three for Connie Gittins, two of them rebounds off shots from player of the match Hannah Baker.


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